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  • NJ A3333
  • Establishes microenterprise training program and assistance for microentrepreneurs; gives priority status to projects involving microenterprises under Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill provides assistance for certain individuals who own or are starting a microenterprise business. A microenterprise is a commercial enterprise that has five or fewer employees, one or more of whom owns the enterprise. The bill amends the counseling requirements to be offered at One Stop Career Centers to include an evaluation of an individual's ability to engage in self-employment training, information about self-employment training opportunities, and information about the success of past participants in such training. The bill clarifies that individuals seeking to embark upon microenterprise self-employment ventures will be counseled by qualified business counselors rather than qualified job counselors. Further, the bill requires the Department of Community Affairs to give emphasis to project applications that involve the development or expansion of a microenterprise, benefit low and moderate income neighborhoods, and improve the quality of life for neighborhood residents when the department determines whether projects proposed for eligibility by nonprofit organizations under the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program qualify to receive tax credits under that program.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Commerce and Economic Development, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses
Approved P.L.2017, c.25.  (on 2/10/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
2/10/2017 S Approved P.L.2017, c.25.
12/19/2016 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (37-0)
12/19/2016 S Substituted for S1509 (2R)
12/5/2016 S Received in the Senate without Reference, 2nd Reading
11/21/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (70-0-1)
9/8/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
9/8/2016 Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Hearing (14:00 9/8/2016 Committee Room 16, Fourth Floor)
2/22/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 12/19/2016 Senate Floor: Substitute For S1509 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 12/19/2016 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 37 0 3
Detail 11/21/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 70 0 9
Detail 9/8/2016 Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee: Reported with Amendments 7 0 5